I am only human

I am only human

Acts 14: 15

“Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.”

The crowd had gone crazy. The miracle they had seen led them down the path of idol worship, not of statues but of men, of Paul and Barnabas. They were bringing out animals to sacrifice to them as the gods had come down to earth. Praise was in the air, acceptance and pleasure, love and joy! This was the opposite to their treatment in Iconium. But it was wrong.

We are only human.

But I’m only human And I bleed when I fall down I’m only human And I crash and I break down Your words in my head, knives in my heart You build me up and then I fall apart ‘Cause I’m only human

(Christina Perri song)

We must know who we are as much as we know who God is.

I am only human.

I am on the Way, I have not arrived.

I do not know all the answers.

I have found Him who is worth pursuing but I do not possess Him.

I am only human.

I am incomplete, broken and scarred by years of the impurity of this life.

I know in part, I prophesy only in part, it is imperfect.

I belong to a stream of church that has at times promoted itself in the experience of God.

I have taken part in the froth, the desperate claims, the ‘awesome’, the ‘electrifying’, the manipulation afraid of anything that appears stale, dull, lifeless.

I pursue the genuine even though it takes me into desert experiences instead of the mountain-top visions.

I know failure and death more than I know success and resurrection.

I am only human.

I am a story that is not finished.

I am a Christian.

I belong to Christ.

I am being shaped by Him.

I carry good news to people who are just like me.

I am only human.

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